Though it bears the Muppets name, this misfire bears little-to-no resemblance to the razor-sharp humor and solid satire that distinguished Kermit and the gang from, say, any weekday morning show you’d find these days on PBS. In fact, Kermit is pretty much non-existent in this tale of how Gonzo (and Pepe) enter a haunted house to confront their fears. The human stars (Will Arnett and Taraji P. Henson) give their all, and there are more cameos than there are chickens in Gonzo’s flock, but there are also way too many lazy, groaner jokes and dad-joke puns to make this even mildly entertaining.

2/5 stars